The administration knows that the pandemic has put the faculty in a tough spot. So they’re taking advantage of the situation to buy our intellectual property rights on the cheap, before the layoffs start. This is the agreement that faculty must sign before participating in this summer’s online teaching improvement workshop:
Thanks to an anonymous reader for the contract. Curiously, it appears to have come from the University of Washington. I wonder if UO’s General Counsel Kevin Reed paid UW for the right to reuse it?
One of the more amusing parts of last year’s union bargaining was watching HLGR’s Sharon Rudnick try to get her head around intellectual property issues. The UO faculty negotiators and David Cecil (UAUO) and Mike Mauer (AAUP) did their best to give her an education while she charged UO $300 an hour, but there’s only so much teachers can do, and apparently it didn’t stick.
Diane Dietz has a summary of the latest UO Education School IP case, in the RG here. UO has taken a pass on HLGR and its team of IP attorneys, and is instead being represented by the Seattle firm of Betts, Patterson, and Mines. And it’s looking like quite the hit to Harrang’s billable hours:
Docket info courtesy of Carl Malamud’s RECAP, here: